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Tell Tweini: a multi-period harbour town at the Syrian coast

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The Tale of Wenamun is known from a single papyrus reportedly recovered from el-Hiba in Middle Egypt more than a century ago. The literary composition takes the form of an official report which relates the journey of an Egyptian bureaucrat Wenamun and his unfortunate robbery at Dor. By means of a legal analysis of the composition, drawing on Ancient Near Eastern legal principles known from the Amarna letters and elsewhere, this study identifies the source of Wenamun's misfortune specifically as a lack of Egyptian ships and crews in the Mediterranean at the time of the tale's composition. It furthermore supports recent hypotheses that the text was meant to convey an implicit political argument for Egyptian unification.
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Dor, Mediterranean, ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGES, Tale of Wenamun, Ancient Near Eastern law

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Bretschneider, Joachim, Anne-Sophie Van Vyve, and Greta Jans. “Tell Tweini: a Multi-period Harbour Town at the Syrian Coast.” Egypt and the Near East - the Crossroads. Ed. J Mynarova. 2011. 73–87. Print.
APA
Bretschneider, J., Van Vyve, A.-S., & Jans, G. (2011). Tell Tweini: a multi-period harbour town at the Syrian coast. In J. Mynarova (Ed.), EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST - THE CROSSROADS (pp. 73–87). Presented at the International Conference on the Relations of Egypt and the Near East in the Bronze Age.
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Bretschneider, Joachim, Anne-Sophie Van Vyve, and Greta Jans. 2011. “Tell Tweini: a Multi-period Harbour Town at the Syrian Coast.” In Egypt and the Near East - the Crossroads, ed. J Mynarova, 73–87.
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Bretschneider, Joachim, Anne-Sophie Van Vyve, and Greta Jans. 2011. “Tell Tweini: a Multi-period Harbour Town at the Syrian Coast.” In Egypt and the Near East - the Crossroads, ed. J Mynarova, 73–87.
Vancouver
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Bretschneider J, Van Vyve A-S, Jans G. Tell Tweini: a multi-period harbour town at the Syrian coast. In: Mynarova J, editor. EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST - THE CROSSROADS. 2011. p. 73–87.
IEEE
[1]
J. Bretschneider, A.-S. Van Vyve, and G. Jans, “Tell Tweini: a multi-period harbour town at the Syrian coast,” in EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST - THE CROSSROADS, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011, pp. 73–87.
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  abstract     = {The Tale of Wenamun is known from a single papyrus reportedly recovered from el-Hiba in Middle Egypt more than a century ago. The literary composition takes the form of an official report which relates the journey of an Egyptian bureaucrat Wenamun and his unfortunate robbery at Dor.
 
By means of a legal analysis of the composition, drawing on Ancient Near Eastern legal principles known from the Amarna letters and elsewhere, this study identifies the source of Wenamun's misfortune specifically as a lack of Egyptian ships and crews in the Mediterranean at the time of the tale's composition. It furthermore supports recent hypotheses that the text was meant to convey an implicit political argument for Egyptian unification.},
  author       = {Bretschneider, Joachim and Van Vyve, Anne-Sophie and Jans, Greta},
  booktitle    = {EGYPT AND THE NEAR EAST - THE CROSSROADS},
  editor       = {Mynarova, J },
  isbn         = {9788073083625},
  keywords     = {Dor,Mediterranean,ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGES,Tale of Wenamun,Ancient Near Eastern law},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Prague, Czech Republic},
  pages        = {73--87},
  title        = {Tell Tweini: a multi-period harbour town at the Syrian coast},
  year         = {2011},
}

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